Fall in Park City, Utah is a magical time of year. As the summer temps give way to cooler temps, the leaves begin to change, the energy around town stirs with excitement with thoughts of winter. The truth is, fall in Park City is hard to beat. There are still plenty of activities and events through the autumn season. Park City has a full range of activities for everyone, from the avid recreationalist to the history buff. Park City Lodging has you covered. Come visit us this fall in gorgeous Park City, Utah.
1. Autumn Aloft – September 15-17th, 2017 – A fall favorite every year! Watch as hot air balloons take off from the North 40 Playing Fields. A dazzling array of colors and a variety of balloons make this a must see event. On Saturday evening, 8 balloon baskets will be on historic Main Street.
2. Howl-O-Ween! – October 31st, 2017 – Named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine, Howl-o-ween is fantastic fun for both two and four-legged creatures. Main Street is packed with all the Park City pooches in their own creative costumes. The kids can go trick or treating at the Main Street businesses.
2+. If the pups in costume aren’t your thing, get spooked with a Park City Ghost Tour that will take you through historic Park City.
3. Mountain Bike – Enjoy the fall colors and cool temperatures on Park City’s IMBA Gold Level trails. With over 450 miles of trails, there is no shortage of good riding. The yellow aspens contrasting the evergreens are a site to see.
3+. Feel like racing? Check out the Tour des Suds mountain bike race on September 10th, 2017. This is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting in City Park and finishing at the top. Costumes are encouraged.
Deer Valley Resort summer operations conclude September 17, 2017. Park City Mountain is open until October 1st, 2017.
4. Scenic Drive – Take a drive and soak up with the breathtaking views and fall colors. Whether looking for a short drive like to Guardsman Pass or a longer drive up the Mirror Lake Highway, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to pull out your camera.
5. Farmers’ Market – Get locally grown produce and fresh baked goods every Wednesday until October 18th, 2017.
6. Explore Town on an eBike – Park City and Summit County launched the country’s first all-electric bike share program. Rent some bikes from one of the convenient kiosks and ride through Park City with ease.
7. Final Friday – Gallery Stroll – This free event is perfect for taking in over 20 galleries on Main Street. 6-9 PM on the final Friday of every month.
8. Dine About – A 9 day extravaganza in October featuring lunches or dinners from your favorite area restaurants – just $10 or $15 per person for each lunch, and $20 or $40 per person for each dinner. This is your chance to enjoy the variety of culinary options Park City has to offer.
9. Utah Olympic Park – Red Bull 400 will take place on September 30th, 2017. Participants will run and race up the 400m Nordic ski jump at the Utah Olympic Park.
9+. If running isn’t your thing, brush up on your Utah ski history at the Utah Olympic Park museum. Summer activities through September 4th, 2017.
Plan your trip today! Please call one of our Destination Specialists at 435.649.6175. If you need any recommendations, reservations, or help planning your perfect Park City vacation, our concierge team is more than happy to help.
Utah might be an unexpected place to find one of the best craft distilleries in the country, but High West Distillery, located in the heart of downtown Park City, has made its mark nationwide with its exceptional array of high-quality spirits. During your stay,
enjoy this throwback to Old West times by taking one of the High West Distillery tours and then grabbing a delicious meal at their on-site saloon and restaurant.
Utah was home to an abundance of distilleries in the 1800s, many of them owned by Mormons including Brigham Young, but by 1870, all of them had closed their doors, leaving the Beehive State without a legal distillery for over a century.
That all changed in 2007 when distiller David Perkins opened High West in Park City, with the goal of creating the perfect Rocky Mountain whiskey. Hundreds of people visit its location in the historic Beggs House and National Garage on Park Avenue every year to take the High West Distillery tours and get a taste of Park City’s signature spirits.
Go behind the scenes at Utah’s only legal distillery with one of the High West Distillery tours. The tours, which are offered at 12:00, 1:15 and 2:30 daily, give visitors a chance to see how High West’s small batch spirits are made, including a look at their 250 gallon copper still and a sample of some of their offerings.
Space on the High West Distillery tours is extremely limited, and reservations are highly recommended. For availability, call 435-649-8300.
High West offers more than a dozen of its famous whiskeys, each one with a slightly different flavor. Ranging from their Rendezvous Rye blend to their Campfire Whiskey – possibly the world’s only blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys – there is something to fit every palate. For those with a preference for lighter spirits, High West also offers its 7000’ Vodka, named for the exact elevation of the bar in their saloon.
There’s more than just spirits at High West Distillery as the attached saloon and restaurant provide a tasty Western inspired gastropub experience. Try their cottage pie, made with bison, or their three bean and bourbon chili. You waiter will be happy to suggest a perfect whiskey pairing for your meal.
As you prepare for your trip to Park City and make plans to go on one of the High West Distillery tours, use Park City Lodging to find a convenient place to stay. We offer properties in downtown Park City, within walking distance of the High West Distillery tours, as well as at all three resorts. Let us help you plan a great vacation!
With three world-class resorts, awe-inspiring landscape and a bustling town center, Park City has all of the elements of a perfect getaway spot. Every year millions of visitors come to Utah to enjoy our mountain utopia; why not join them? Here are seven reasons why you should take a Park City vacation this year.
It’s no mistake that Utah’s license plates proudly proclaim the state as home to the “Greatest Snow on Earth”. Park City receives an average of more than 350 inches of the heavenly powder every year at its three award-winning resorts Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley and Canyons. With almost 10,000 skiable acres between the three of them, you will always be able to find some great snow during your Park City vacation.
Wake up in your own bed, hop on a plane and be on the slopes by noon! Park City is located only 30 miles of interstate highway away from the Salt Lake City airport, making it one of the most accessible winter resort towns in the world. With more than 600 flights per day to 80 non-stop destinations, it’s never been easier to take a Park City vacation!
Once the center of a 19th-century mining town, Park City’s historic Main Street has become a tourist destination with shops, galleries, restaurants and more occupying the restored buildings. The perfect spot for some window shopping or a romantic stroll, Main Street is a must-see during your Park City vacation.
In 2002, the world descended on Utah for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, with Park City hosting medal events in alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, bobsled, luge, skeleton and ski jumping. Today you can ski and snowboard on the same runs that the Olympians did at Deer Valley and PCMR or visit nearby Utah Olympic Park to explore the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum or take a ride down the bobsled track. In addition, you can often see current or up-and-coming Olympians training year-round in Park City.
With more than 100 restaurants, Park City offers something to fit every taste. From a wide variety of fine dining spots to local microbreweries and even a distillery, you’ll always be able to find a good meal. Check out our restaurant picks and make plans to let your taste buds run wild during your Park City vacation.
There is still plenty to do in Park City when the snow melts, led by the more than 400 miles of trails and 8,000 acres of preserved open space. Mountain bikers and hikers flock to Park City every summer to enjoy the same mountains occupied by skiers and snowboarders in the winter. You don’t need to be a world class athlete to explore the mountains – all three resorts run chair lifts in the summer that offer easy access to the top of the peaks.
Built in the mid-19th-century, the discovery of silver and gold in the mountains surrounding Park City sparked a mining boom that turned the town into a destination for those hoping to strike it rich. While the ore has dried up, its legacy lives on with a number of remnants from the mining era still remaining in Park City. While skiing or snowboarding at Park City Mountain Resort, you’ll be able to explore old mining structures and equipment that still dot the landscape. Away from the slopes, the Park City Museum on Main Street has exhibits that will take you through the mining times to the formation of Park City’s famous ski slopes. Mix some culture into you Park City vacation by exploring its history.
As you plan your Park City vacation, use Park City Lodging to find a place to stay that fits your needs. We have properties at all three resorts as well as on Main Street. Let us help you put together a perfect trip!
You’ve heard of the three amazing ski and snowboard resorts, but did you know that there are tons of things to do in Park City other than hitting the slopes? From world-class dining, to a snowmobile adventure, to a relaxing massage, our mountain utopia truly offers something for everyone.
No need to pack heavy, Park City has a wide variety of shopping options to fulfill all of your needs. Peruse the many boutiques of Historic Main Street with jewelry made from the silver that drew so many to these mountains or pick up some outdoor gear for your next adventure.
One of our favorite things to do in Park City is visit the Tanger Outlets located just a few miles down the road. With almost 100 of the world’s biggest name brands, including Nike, Calvin Klein, J. Crew and Oakley, great deals abound.
Taking a break from the downhill slopes and enjoy some skiing of the cross country variety with White Pines Touring is one of our favorite things to do in Park City. White Pines Touring operates a 20 km+ cross country ski area in the heart of Park City with 3k, 5k and 10k loops that offer something for all level of skiers.
If you’ve never tried cross country skiing before or looking to hone your technique, explore their lesson options which include group lessons as well as private sessions. You’ll be cruising along and enjoying the beautiful vistas before you know it!
We’re proud to partner with three of Park City’s moat entertaining fun parks. These are especially recommended if you’re looking for things to do in Park City with your children.
There’s plenty of outdoor things to do in Park City beyond the ski slopes. Whether you’re looking for snow-shoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or fishing, there’s a place to do it in Park City.
Let your muscles recover from skiing with a relaxing massage. We recommend that our guests book a session with Massage Express or the Sanctuary Spa at Mountain Body.
Our mountain paradise is a foodie’s delight, and eating well should be at the top of your list of things to do in Park City. With delicious options ranging from five-star fare to casual après-ski, you’ll be able to find a restaurant to fit exactly what you’re looking for.
Now that you know all of the things to do in Park City, let Park City Lodging help you find the perfect accommodations for your trip. We have properties at all three ski resorts as well as in downtown Park City and look forward to having you visit!
In addition to the acres of outdoor playgrounds in the surrounding mountains, the town of Park City, Utah offers one of the most vibrant dining scenes in the West. Whether you’re looking for a quiet gourmet dinner or a lively place to refuel, Park City has an amazing restaurant to fit almost every taste. As you plan your visit with Park City Lodging, take a look at our picks for the 7 Best Restaurants in Park City, Utah!
Rated as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, Riverhorse on Main offers a gourmet menu with mouthwatering entrees like their classic macademia nut crusted Alaskan halibut, as well as an expansive wine list. Located on Main Street in the center of downtown Park City, Riverhorse on Main is the perfect spot for a romantic evening.
Opened in 2007, High West became Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, but beyond the flavorful craft whiskeys, it features a “gastro-saloon” that offers Western inspired cuisine and hospitality. Try their chicken pot pie or 3-bean bourbon chili and finish things off with a dark chocolate moose. The enthusiastic wait staff will be happy to help you select the perfect whiskey to compliment your meal.
An upscale slopeside lunch spot during the day, Empire Canyon Lodge at Deer Valley offers a unique fireside fine dining experience at night. This prix fixe four-course meal features dishes that are literally served from stone fireplaces in front of an open flame. Enjoy warm Swiss raclette cheese, cured meats, salads, specialty entrees, hearty sides, fire-roasted leg of lamb, fresh baked breads and dessert fondues. Horse-drawn sleigh rides are available for hire, and the more adventurous can go on a snowshoe trek before or after dinner. Reservations are required; to make yours call (435) 645-6632.
Don’t be fooled by its strip mall location, Sammy’s Bistro is a local secret that offers some of the best food in Park City at a bargain price! Relax in its casual environment with a cold draft beer and enjoy a signature dish like their mahi mahi tacos or a spicy veggie burger. The outdoor patio is perfect place to soak up the sunshine after a bluebird day on the slopes. Sammy’s Bistro is proof that you don’t need a big budget to enjoy a fantastic meal during your vacation.
Named Utah’s Best New Restaurant in 2012 by Salt Lake Magazine, The Farm features fresh food made from scratch, with an emphasis on sourcing ingredients from local farms. Located in the resort village at the base of The Canyons looking out on the mountains, the Farm is a great place to enjoy a hearty meal after a long day on the slopes. Recent favorites have included parmesan braised Idaho sturgeon or their Sugar House Tomahawk Pork Chop. The menu changes frequently, so check out their website for the most up-to-date information.
Enjoy classic Italian food in the heart of downtown Park City at Buona Vita. Located less than a block from the Town Lift, this quaint restaurant serves all of the favorites at a reasonable price. Start off with a ceasar salad, featuring their delicious homemade dressing, and pick from a wide array of entrees that include pastas and pizzas or heartier fare like chicken parmagiana or lasagna.
The flavor of Japan comes to the mountains at Oishi Sushi Bar and Grill, picked by many as one of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah. With a wide array of specialty rolls in addition to classic sushi and sashimi, there’s something for every kind of sushi lover. For a unique local specialty, try the Wasatch Roll, which features salmon, yellow tail, cucumber and spicy mayo. For those looking for a more substantial meal, Oishi also offers a number of chicken, beef, fish and shrimp entrees.
As you plan your trip and look forward to enjoying some of the best restaurants in Park City, Utah, make sure to use Park City Lodging to find the perfect rental property for your vacation. Whether you’re planning a family ski vacation, girls/guys trip or a couple’s getaway, our team will help you find great accommodations in all areas of Park City.